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jet lag

jet lag

noun

: a tired and unpleasant feeling that you sometimes get when you travel by airplane to a place that is far away

Full Definition of JET LAG

:  a condition that is characterized by various psychological and physiological effects (as fatigue and irritability), occurs following long flight through several time zones, and probably results from disruption of circadian rhythms in the human body
jet–lagged \ˈjet-ˌlagd\ adjective

Examples of JET LAG

  1. I had bad jet lag after that last trip overseas.

First Known Use of JET LAG

1969

jet lag

noun \ˈjet-ˌlag\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of JET LAG

:  a condition that is characterized by various psychological and physiological effects (as fatigue and irritability), occurs following long flight through several time zones, and probably results from disruption of circadian rhythms in the human body—called also jet fatigue
jet–lagged adjective

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